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Lifehacker Must have Android apps
[December 18, 2015 – 04:58 pm]
Lifehacker Must have Android apps

There are a few pretty great backup apps for Android, but our favorite has to be Titanium Backup. It requires a rooted phone, but you can backup and restore apps from Dropbox, run automatic batch backups, and even uninstall crapware. Platform: Android (Rooted) Price: Free, $5.72 Pro Features Back up and restore any app and its settings, including protected and system apps Restores Market links, so the Market will continue updating restored apps Background batch backup and advanced batch restore Automatic batch backup on nearly any schedule you want Move apps to and from the…

Lifehacker apps for Android
[June 30, 2015 – 10:44 am]
Lifehacker apps for Android

Android: Most brokerages charge you every time you buy or sell a stock or ETF. Robinhood, however, lets you trade for free and is at last available now for Android users, as well as those on iOS. In addition to charging $0 commissions on trades of US-listed securities, the mobile app also has features like seeing your portfolio and personal watchlist at a glance, getting real-time market data and quotes, and quickly signing in with a custom PIN code. All the data is encrypted and your securities are protected by the SIPC, which covers up to $500, . Since launching publicly in…

Must have Android apps Lifehacker 2014
[June 6, 2015 – 12:54 pm]
Must have Android apps Lifehacker 2014

Google s Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It s tough to sift through the store to find what s useful though, so let us save you some time with this collection of the best Chrome extensions. Regardless of which end of whatever pond you re on, region blocked content is annoying. Whether you re an ex-pat looking to watch reruns of The Wonder Years , or you re hankering for a dose of Dr. Who , here s the best (and easiest) way to get that content. Chrome s address bar doesn t do much at a glance. Type in a URL…

Lifehacker Android apps email
[May 25, 2015 – 02:51 pm]
Lifehacker Android apps email

Android: Google updated the Gmail app today with a few new features including a more modern style and the ability to set up separate inboxes for other email accounts like Yahoo Mail and Outlook. Gmail s new look comes with sleeker transitions between panes and a more convenient reply button at the bottom of every message you open. Additionally, the app on your Android tablet is easier to use because switching accounts and inboxes is much simpler. The big addition to today s update, however, is the fact that you can now add any email inbox to the Gmail app using POP/IMAP. This…

Lifehacker Android apps directory
[September 4, 2015 – 10:22 am]
Lifehacker Android apps directory

Two-factor authentication is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself against getting your accounts hacked, and you should enable it now if you haven t already. Instead of using a text message, though, Authy is our favorite two-factor app on the block. When you first enable two-factor authentication on a site like Gmail, LastPass, or Facebook, they will set you up using SMS as your second factor. So the next time you log into Facebook, you ll receive a 6-digit code as a text message whenever you try to log in. However, there are other ways to set up two-factor…

Android apps of the week Lifehacker
[October 25, 2015 – 01:54 pm]
Android apps of the week Lifehacker

There aren’t a ton of reasons to use the Amazon Appstore over Google Play, but one key exception is the free app of the day. Until now, Google hasn’t offered any similar type of promotion, but that seems to be changing with a quiet new promotion for a “free app of the week.” As Android Police points out, this promotion is currently buried under the Family tag, so if you weren’t browsing in just the right place you might have missed it. Currently, the free app is a kids game called Daniel Tiger Grr-ific Feelings . Presumably this will change each week, though it’s unclear right…

Lifehacker best Photo apps Android
[July 12, 2015 – 08:20 am]
Lifehacker best Photo apps Android

I’ve cycled through tons of photo apps and found little more than bloated software with excessive features I didn’t need. They filled up my hard drive, used excessive CPU cycles, and didn’t deliver the promise of organizing my photos with ease. Rather than continue on a pointless path, I took a step back, organized my photos with Dropbox, and solved all my problems. You can, too. All I wanted was quick access to my photo collection and an easy way to get it on the internet to share with others. The simplest option turned out best: I came up with an organization scheme, stuck…

Lifehacker best Todo app Android
[October 19, 2015 – 01:47 pm]
Lifehacker best Todo app Android

The iPhone has a remarkable number of iPhone to-do app options, but one of them shines above the rest. Any.DO is our top pick thanks to its ease of use and smart feature set. Platform: iPhone Price: Free Download Page Features Simple interface that makes it easy to add tasks and see an overview of what you need to accomplish in a given day. Enter new tasks with your voice. Share lists with your friends, family, and whoever else you want. Syncs wirelessly to the cloud so you can access your tasks on any iOS or Android device. Set task deadlines by time or create reminders with…

Lifehacker best Android email apps
[July 18, 2015 – 08:57 am]
Lifehacker best Android email apps

There s no shortage of package tracking applications for Android, but we think that Slice offers the best combination of tracking features and other useful tools to manage your purchases and keep track of your online orders. Plus, it s completely free. Platform: Android (and others) Price : Free Features Supports dozens of shipping services, including the major ones in North America like FedEx, USPS, UPS, UPS Mail Innovations, DHL, OnTrac, Ensenda, Lasership, & Prestige. Supports push notifications for changes in package status Allows you to track multiple packages at…

Lifehacker.com Android app directory
[November 9, 2015 – 09:09 am]
Lifehacker.com Android app directory

The default Android gallery is a nice enough app, but if you want something with a few more features—like password-protecting certain photos or sorting them however you want—QuickPic is our favorite gallery replacement. Platform: Android Price: Free Features View photos and videos stored on your phone in either grid of list view Lightning-fast thumbnail rendering Full-screen browsing with swipe gestures and sensor-based rotation Crop, rotate, and resize photos from the gallery Sort photos by name or date Set photos as wallpaper, contact icons, or share with any other app Exclude…

Lifehacker.com best Android apps
[July 6, 2015 – 12:23 pm]
Lifehacker.com best Android apps

There s no shortage of time tracking apps for Android, and they run the gamut from feature-rich to simplistic. We tested several, and found that Time Recording offers the best combination of easy time-entry with the most features to help you keep track of the time you spend on your projects and clients. Platform: Android Price: Free (Pro: $2.95) Features Easy check-in and check-out when you start and stop work Allows easy task assignment to specific projects and time to specific tasks Offers a complete view of all activities for the day, week, and month Allows you to include…

Lifehacker budget app Android
[October 31, 2015 – 05:54 pm]
Lifehacker budget app Android

Most of the budget-tracking apps for Android fall into two categories: apps that let you manage your finances on your phone with some good features, or apps that are really designed as portals to more richly-featured webapps or services where you re really supposed to do the heavy lifting. That said, we chose MoneyWise as the best Android app for budget tracking and on-the-go money management because it s fast, it s free, and it gives you total control, right on your Android phone. Platform: Android Price: Free/$7 (Pro Version) Features Features an easy-to-use and intuitive…

Lifehacker Android camera app
[August 17, 2015 – 10:10 am]
Lifehacker Android camera app

Recently, Google released its own camera to the Play Store for any device running KitKat or higher. Not only did this release add a few new features, but it brought a host of awesome things that were previously stock-locked to many more devices. Here are some of the coolest things you can do with Google Camera, and how to get the most out of them. Adjust Focus After the Fact with Lens Blur One of the most recent additions to the Google Camera is the Lens Blur feature. High-end DSLRs allow you to create photos with a shallow depth of field, making certain subjects appear in focus…

Lifehacker best Android camera app
[December 6, 2015 – 04:57 pm]
Lifehacker best Android camera app

Android: Camera ZOOM FX, our pick for the best Android camera app, shed its $3 price tag today, and is going free(mium). The free version comes with some of the app s best features, and the new pro version retains everything that made the original great. The new free version of Camera ZOOM FX still boasts some useful tools beyond the stock Android camera. You get tap to focus as well as tap to shoot, time lapse shooting modes, a built-in editing tool to crop, rotate, and resize photos, control over white balance, ISO levels, and more, a custom photo gallery, the option to…

Lifehacker best travel apps for Android
[July 3, 2015 – 09:05 am]
Lifehacker best travel apps for Android

Having an Android with you on a trip can make everything a little easier. Track your flights, find things in strange cities, and even translate that cool-looking restaurant sign with the powers granted by these great travel apps. TripIt On its own, TripIt s app doesn t do anything. But if you sign up for a TripIt account, forward your flight, hotel, and rental car confirmations to plans@tripit.com, or let TripIt automatically scrape your Gmail, your whole travel life is tracked, tidied up, and organized, as if by one of those old-fashioned, you know, travel agents. Check into…